Speakers 2019

This year there are more speakers than ever before. The amount of expertise on hand is astonishing. This is the greatest public-facing gathering of school leaders in the world.

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Emma Hattersley

Emma was appointed Head at Godolphin, Salisbury in January 2014, an HMC boarding and day school for girls aged 3-18. Her previous educational experience includes running a co-educational day house…

Dr Anthony Wallersteiner

Headmaster of Stowe since 2003, Anthony Wallersteiner was a History Scholar at Trinity College Cambridge and completed his Doctorate in Art Theory at the University of Kent. He was shortlisted…

Patrick Derham

Patrick Derham has been Head Master of Westminster School since September 2014. After studying History at Cambridge he taught at Cheam and Radley before becoming Head Master of Solihull School…

Andrew Jack

Andrew Jack is global education editor for the Financial Times, writing on educational issues around the world and editorial lead for the free FT schools programme.

William Petty

Director, Bonas MacFarlane

Sir Anthony Seldon

Sir Anthony Seldon, Vice-Chancellor of The University of Buckingham since 2015, is one of Britain’s leading contemporary historians, educationalists, commentators and political authors. He was a transformative head for 20…

Lindsay Cuthill

Head of Savills' Country Department, Lindsay joined the company in 1996 as part of an acquisition of George Stead Ltd based in SW London. He was Head of the Fulham…

Catherine Hutton

Catherine has specialised in the prime central London market since 2004 where she began her career within the fast-paced enviroment of a competative London selling agency.

Henry Heaton

Henry Heaton leads Bonas MacFarlane's  property advisory team, which provides an all-encompassing, tailored service to help clients find, purchase, rent, and invest in properties that best fit their objectives.

Alicia Drummond

Alicia Drummond is a BACP accredited counsellor, parent coach, speaker, author, mother and founder of Teen Tips, whose unique online training for school staff and parents focuses on supporting young…

Beth Kerr

Beth is a Team Inspector at ISI and recently joined Cognita as its Global Director of Wellbeing. In her role, she will be working with schools and staff from all…

Cheryl Giovannoni

Chief Executive of GDST, Cheryl Giovannoni was born and brought up in South Africa and has a BA in English, Communication and Psychology from the University of South Africa. During…

Dr Dominic Luckett

Dominic has been Headmaster and CEO of Sherborne School since January 2016. Dominic received a congratulatory first-class degree from the University of Leicester before studying for his doctorate on Henry…

Sarah Kerr-Dineen

Sarah Kerr-Dineen has been Head of Oundle School since 2015. Under her leadership the School has embarked on an ambitious ten year Strategic Plan which, at its heart, aims to…

Elaine Halligan

As a parenting specialist and London Director of The Parent Practice with over ten years experience, Elaine helps parents raise competent and confident children, through parenting classes, private coaching &…

Simon McNaught

Director of the British Section of the Lycee Francais Charles de Gaulle Simon began his teaching career in Kingston, Jamaica, teaching French at a girls’ secondary school straight out of…

Paul Wood

Principal of Southbank International School, Paul earned Bachelor's, Master's and Doctoral degrees in chemistry from the University of Manchester before working as a research scientist at Harvard Medical School, Canada's National…

Robyn Chapel

Director of Teaching & Learning, ASL

Harry Cobb

Director of Tuition, Bonas MacFarlane

Daniel Cummings

Daniel was appointed Headmaster of Cumnor House School for Boys in September 2017. The school's philosophy ' Be your best self' has been fostered during Daniel's tenure as Headmaster, encouraging…

Jonathan Hetherington

Headmaster, More House School

Charlotte Phillips

Charlotte Phillips has been an education consultant and writer for The Good Schools Guide for more than a decade. An Oxford graduate and a former teacher (she was a music…

Jo Petty

Dyslexia Teaching Centre

Susan Hamlyn

Susan Hamlyn, director emerita of The Good Schools Guide Education Consultants, created and managed for six years the Good Schools Guide's team of expert consultants. Prior to that she was…

Andy Perryer

Digital Learning Adviser for Cognita, Andy's role focuses on supporting schools with the use and development of digital learning and educational technology.

Mike Seaton

Mike Seaton is currently Headmaster at Huddersfield Grammar School, having initially relocated out of London to work in a range of British and international schools. Under his stewardship, Huddersfield Grammar…

Julian Thomas

Julian Thomas is Director of JPT Consulting, and an inspirational speaker, combining his experience of high-level organisational leadership with tales and lessons from some of the world’s iconic adventure challenges.  …

John Solosy

John Solosy, Chartered Financial Planner, Solosy Wealth Management. John began his career in financial services in the City of London prior to looking for a little excitement and joining the…

Ralph Lucas

Ralph Lucas joined The Good Schools Guide in 1995 and became editor in chief in 2000. He has run The Guide since then and, although he still visits a few…

Richard Girvan

Head of St Paul’s School, Richard Girvan has worked at the school for 17 years, having graduated from Cambridge University with an MA, MEng and PGCE. He has held various…

Suzie Longstaff

The British Olympic VIII has been a huge formative influence on her approach to both leadership and education. As Headmistress of leading HMC and GSA day school, Putney High School…

Douglas Robb

Douglas has been Headmaster of Gresham’s School since September 2014. Gresham’s is an independent co-educational day and boarding school for children aged 2-18 set in 200 acres of countryside just…

Anna Peak

Anna Peak is the Deputy Head (Pastoral) at Shrewsbury School. A Geography teacher by trade, with over 20 years’ experience in UK and international schools, she joined the Shrewsbury family…

Vicky Bingham

Vicky Bingham has been Headmistress at South Hampstead High School GDST since January 2017, previously Deputy Head at Guildford High. Fluent in French, she was educated at the European School…

Clive Smith-Langridge

Clive joined Northcote Lodge in January 2019 as its fifth Headmaster. His considerable experience within the Prep school world includes single-sex, co-ed, day and boarding schools across the country including…

Anya Waddington

Anya Waddington is the angels & urchins Schools Editor and writes on a range of educational issues. She also edits the angels & urchins Schools Guide (published annually in September).…

Emily Turner

Emily Turner is one of the founding Editors of angels & urchins. She started life in children’s book publishing before qualifying as a solicitor. She left the world of law…

Max Girardeau

Max is co-founder of The Visionaries, an extra-curricular programme enhancing how secondary schools support adolescents into adulthood through wellbeing, leadership and nature connection. Max has a wealth of experience in…

Alison Melrose

Head Elect of Prince’s Gardens Preparatory School, Alison Melrose has worked in co-educational and single-sex London Prep schools for over 20 years.

Anne-Marie Giffts-Walker

Anne-Marie Giffts-Walker became Head of Early Years at Hendon Preparatory School in September 2017. She has worked as an Early Years Educator with children and families for the past 20…

Barnaby Sandow

Head of School, Barnaby Sandow joined ACS International School Cobham at the start of the current academic year following five years in south-east Asia as principal at Jerudong International School…

Brendan Pavey

With over twenty years’ experience as a teacher and in the last decade, as a headteacher, Brendan has worked across the age groups in both single sex and co-educational environments…

Colin Baty

Colin Baty is Head of Bedales Prep School, Dunhurst. He has returned to Bedales where he started his career in the UK as Housemaster in 1999. Previously he was Deputy…

Erica Sin

Director of Tutoring, ArborBridge, Erica is a Los Angeles native who graduated with a degree in Economics from the University of California, Los Angeles. With over a decade of experience in standardized…

Gareth Collier

Gareth is Principal of Cardiff Sixth Form College. After serving 17 years in boarding schools in the UK and internationally, fulfilling pastoral roles of Housemaster, Head of Boarding, Head of…

Helen Lowe

Helen Lowe has been Head of Bute House Preparatory School for Girls since 2012. During her thirty years’ career in education Helen has worked extensively in both the maintained and…

Huw May

Headmaster of Eaton House Belgravia, Huw May is an advocate for the strong 120-year academic heritage of the school, tailoring all his Pre-Preparatory and Preparatory teaching specifically to the learning…

James Higgins

Director of University Admissions, Bonas MacFarlane Education, James is a specialist at preparing students for making simultaneous applications to British and American universities. He runs Bonas MacFarlane's university admissions team, which for…

Magoo Giles

Founder and Principal, Knightsbridge School

Neil McLaughlan

Neil McLaughlan has been Head Master of Westminster Cathedral Choir School since 2007. He graduated from Durham University with a First in Philosophy and Politics, before working in management consultancy…

Nikki Levitan

In 2019 Nikki Levitan co-founded The Visionaries - an organisation dedicated to wilderness-based rite of passage programmes for schools. Nikki is an empowerment coach, wellbeing practitioner and a community builder.

Paul Jones

Paul Jones, of Hawkins Thomas Wealth Management, gained an interest in financial services whilst as a professional international rugby player having observed the financial pitfalls of incapacity due to injury.…

Philippa Cawthorne

Philippa Cawthorne is currently head of Bassett House School, a leading co-ed prep school for boys and girls aged 3-11 in Notting Hill, West London, known for its nurturing and…

Phillip Evitt

Headmaster of Highfield, Phillip studied History at Cambridge. He taught History and English at Monmouth School, then moved to Dulwich College, where he taught History, latterly as Head of Department.…

Rory Johnston

Rory is the Headmaster of Hanford, a prep school for girls in the beautiful Dorset countryside, which he joined five years ago from Horris Hill where he was Head of…

Sebastian Hepher

Sebastian Hepher was appointed as Principal of the Eaton Square Schools Group in September 2019. This includes four nurseries, a Pre Prep., Prep and Upper School; an education from 2.5…

Sarah Segrave

Sarah Segrave has been Headmistress of Eaton House The Manor Prep School and Director of Education for the Eaton House Group of Schools since 2016. She was educated at Cranbrook…

Tom Bunbury

Headmaster since 2004 Tom Bunbury was educated at Woodcote House and then Millfield before heading off to read law at Durham University. After two years as a criminal solicitor, Tom…

Jemima Davidson

Jemima is the School Project Manager for the Place2Be service at Knightsbridge School. Educated at St Mary’s School, Ascot, she studied Classics at Oxford University before working in investment consulting…

Emma Taylor

Warden of Dean Close, Emma Taylor graduated from New College, Oxford with a BA, and subsequently an MA in Politics, Philosophy and Economics. Having trained to teach at Westminster College,…

Edward O’Connor

Head of St. Edmund's Canterbury, Edward O’Connor read History at Peterhouse, Cambridge. This was followed by an MPhil in International Relations at Jesus College, Oxford. Edward then worked for five…

Shona Colaço

Head of Knightsbridge School, Shona has been working in education for over 20 years. She began her career teaching English as a Foreign Language, both in this country and abroad.

Jo Storey

Jo joined Cognita in 2018 as Director of Education and is currently Principal of Quinton House School. Her Headships have enabled her to build schools which are both innovative and…

Mike Buchanan

Mike Buchanan is the Executive Director of HMC, the English-speaking world’s oldest association of Head Teachers. From 2005-2018 he was Head of Ashford School in the UK where he oversaw…
 
 
 

  Saturday 9 November 2019 10:00-17:00
Sunday 10 November 2019 10:30-16:30

  Battersea Evolution, Battersea Park,  London, SW8 4NW